Actors from the TV series " Xena. Warrior Queen " then and nowPictolic
The brave Xena, played by Lucy Lawless, first appeared on the screen in the TV series "The Adventures of Hercules", but the audience loved her so much that the producers had no choice but to make a separate show for the Warrior Queen. The series lasted on the air from 1995 to 2001 and consisted of 139 episodes, and Xena became a role model for strong and purposeful girls around the world.
We tell you what the main actors who were so fond of us in the 90s are doing now and show how they look 25 years after the premiere?
After the series closed, Lucy Lawless hardly gave herself a break from participating in new projects.
She received small roles in the successful TV series "Battlestar Galactica", "Veronica Mars", voiced the characters of the animated series "Adventure Time" and "American Dad", also you could see her in the TV series "Top of the Lake" and "Agents of S. H. I. E. L. D.". Did you recognize Zena without her ammunition?
Lucy was reunited with her partner in the series "Xena" Bruce Campbell in the series "Ash vs the sinister dead", and very soon the cartoon "Minions: Gruvutation" will be released, in which Lucy voiced one of the main characters. Despite the fact that the actress after "Xena" did not have big and notable main roles, she still does not stop working in films and on TV. Now Lucy is 52 years old, she is married and has two children.
But Xena's on-screen friend, Renee O'Connor, who played the cutie Gabrielle, has not appeared on the screens for a long time.
After the closure of "Xena", Renee appeared in inconspicuous TV movies: "The Ark of the Monster", "Bitchy things". The most notable roles can be called participation in the projects "Think like a criminal" and "Boogeyman 2".
But don't be surprised that Renee does so little acting in films, because she traded the screen for the theater stage, where she achieved success. She participated in popular productions: the musical "Annie", the performances "Uncle Vanya", "Mary Poppins" and even "Romeo and Juliet". It may be difficult to imagine the cute Gabrielle in the image of Lady Macbeth, but Renee copes with such heavy roles.
Who remembers Karl Urban as Xena's nemesis Julius Caesar? Maybe Caesar was not the most noticeable antihero in the series, but Karl Urban's career went uphill after the series closed.
Where he just did not star: starting from successful roles in "The Lord of the Rings", "The Bourne Supremacy" and "Star Trek" and ending with the enchanting main role in the TV series "Boys" (by the way, the second season was released recently, rather watch if you suddenly missed it).
Karl Urban was lucky with the choice of successful projects, and the actor is becoming more and more popular every day. In the near future, in addition to the "Boys", Karl can be seen in the fourth part of the blockbuster "Star Trek".
The character of Ted Raimi, a charming Joxer, appeared in only 43 episodes of "Xena", but fans of the series can no longer imagine the story of Xena without this funny guy.
After the series closed, Ted, like his colleagues, did not sit still, he worked twice with James Franco, in the films "Spider-Man 3: The Enemy in Reflection" and "Oz: The Great and Terrible", starred with the horror master Sam Raimi in the horror film "Drag me to hell", worked a lot with a colleague on "Xena" Bruce Campbell in the series "Ash vs the sinister dead". In the near future, we will see Bruce already in the main role in the project " 18½".
Like Xena, Kevin Smith's character Ares first appeared in "Hercules", and then migrated to the TV series "Xena. The Warrior Queen."
If you remember, Xena and Ares had a complicated romantic relationship, which was never clarified until the end of the series. Kevin Smith managed to appear on the big screen in the first part of "Fast and Furious", and also played the main role in the TV movie Lawless: Dead Evidence. Unfortunately, Kevin died at the age of 38, and his last film "Gods of the River World" was released after the actor's death.